Introduction to WP-CLI and how to get the best from code reviews.

02 Jul'19
Introduction to WP-CLI and how to get the best from code reviews.

This month we welcome John Blackbourn from Human Made talking about WP CLI and Sarah Pantry from Automattic talking about how to get the best results from code reviews.

1. WP CLI: An Intro and Interesting Use Cases

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John Blackbourn

Skill Level: Intermediate

WP-CLI is the command line interface for WordPress. In this talk, John will introduce the core concepts of WP-CLI, talk about how to use it to manage your websites, and cover a few interesting use cases for it.

If you’ve never heard of WP-CLI, or you’re an experienced user, hopefully there will be something of interest for you in this talk.

About John Blackbourn

John is a core committer to the WordPress open source project, and he’s been working with the software for over twelve years. He works as an engineer at Human Made, a WordPress specialist development agency.

He’s always happy to chat with people about web technologies and open source.


2. Code review done right

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Sarah Pantry

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

When done right, code review is a great tool for levelling up developers and sharing knowledge, but when done wrong it can have a hugely negative effect, causing stress, demoralisation and burn out.
In this talk, we’re going to take a look at some simple ways to ensure you get more from code review and it becomes a tool for good.

About Sarah Pantry

Coming from a self-taught background, Sarah got her first break into commercial development at a large London ISP when the dev manager found out everyone was playing an online PHP game she had co-written. After that, she worked at several agencies, developing sites for FTSE 250 clients, developing a love of WordPress, and working with Symfony. Now, as a developer on the VIP team at Automattic, she is responsible for looking after sites for many well-known global brands, as well as developer hiring for the team.

Outside the technical world, Sarah is a big fan of both beer and homebrewing. She is a qualified beer judge and enjoys teaching people about beer and brewing.



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Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so there’s plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink 🍻 and have a graze from the buffet 🥪 we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what’s happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you’d like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around ⌚ 9.15pm (ish).

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